• St. Patrick's Day Beef Stew with Guinness

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    St. Patrick's Day Beef Stew with Guinness
    Prep: 30 min Cook: 2 hours Servings: 6
    by John Spottiswood
    300 recipes
    This is a great Beef Stew adapted from a recipe by Margaret Johnson. We doubled the recipe, used about half the butter, and added plenty of salt and black pepper. We also cooked it about 5 hours ahead of time and let it sit in the pot for another 3 hours after it was done cooking. It was awesome.


    • 3 cups Guinness
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • Sprig of fresh rosemary
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 3 pounds beef stew meat, cut into cubes
    • 3 tablespoons canola oil
    • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 2 to 3 onions, peeled and sliced
    • 3 stalks celery, chopped
    • 3 carrots, peeled and thickly sliced
    • 1/2 pound white mushrooms, quartered
    • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
    • 2 tablespoons minced parsley


    1. In a large glass dish, combine 1 cup of the Guinness, mustard, rosemary, and
    2. bay leaves. Add the beef cubes, stir to coat, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
    3. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Drain the meat and discard the marinade. In a
    4. large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Brown the meat in batches, 3 to
    5. 5 minutes on each side, then transfer to a large casserole dish. Add the
    6. butter to the skillet, and when it foams, add the onions and cook for 5 minutes, or until browned. Add the celery and carrots and cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes, or until tender. Reduce heat to simmer, stir in the flour, and cook for 2 minutes, or until blended. Add the remaining 2 cups Guinness, garlic, salt, and pepper.
    7. Combine the vegetables, meat, and mushrooms,cover, and cook for about 2 hours, or until the meat is tender. Stir
    8. occasionally, and add a little more Guinness if the stew seems dry.
    9. Adjust seasonings and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

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    • Susann34608
      My Great-Grandma would make this dish served on top of egg noodles and Italian garlic bread on the side. Yeah G-ma was Italian and G-pa was Irish, what a fusion.
      • laurel lee
        laurel lee
        This Stew was absolutely delicious. It even prompted my husband to say that he should try it at home. The meat was so so tender and the taste had all the criteria for comfort food, but without being overly rich or heavy.

        I think we'll serve it over rice and not wait for next Patty's Day to have it.
        • Nancy Miyasaki
          Nancy Miyasaki
          This was another great dish that we served at our early St. Patrick's Day dinner. It's very hearty and all the kids and adults loved it.
          • Yvette Bedrosian
            Yvette Bedrosian
            This stew was great! The meat was so tender and the flavors blended nicely and were so mellow. I'm not as fond of cooked carrots as the rest of my family, so when I make this at home, I'm planning to add only 2 small carrots, and add a couple of potatoes so I have an all in one dish!
            • Erik Bedrosian
              Erik Bedrosian
              John, the stew on St. Patrick's Day was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
              • Stacey Maupin Torres
                Stacey Maupin Torres
                Love the rosemary and mushrooms in this dish! This is a great dish for anytime, but most certainly for St. Patrick's Day.
                • Susan Goodman
                  Susan Goodman
                  The layout of this recipe is very unprofessional
                  • Tim Campbell
                    Tim Campbell
                    tastes great


                    • ShaleeDP
                      I just love beef stews. I like that very thick sauce and sumptuous flavor that makes the stew wonderful to eat. I will try this too!
                      • Nancy Miyasaki
                        Nancy Miyasaki
                        Glad you enjoyed it Alexandra!
                        • ALEXANDRA
                          Great stew!! We all liked it, thanks John.
                        • Linda Tay Esposito
                          Linda Tay Esposito
                          I have to try this - and put a piece of puff pastry on top of it and turn it into a pie.

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